Recommend thermostat for homade incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Noah King, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Noah King

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum so forgive me if I am not doing something right. I have been researching for a few months and have decided to make a small homemade incubator for hatching eggs instead of spending big money on an incubator. I have most of the basic supplies besides a thermostat and a fan for the incubator. Any suggestions for what kind I should get (preferably under $15). Any tips for building? Thanks!
     
  2. jruhle

    jruhle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most recommend a wafer thermostat but I have sucessfully used a hot water heater therm. You have to install it very close to the heat source and you can find a wiring diagram online. Good luck!
     
  3. Noah King

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    I have heard about the wafer thermostats but I don't know how they work or how to set them up could someone explain
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    A lot of folks are using, and very pleased with STC1000. Digital with a probe that goes at egg level, so you can check temps throughout bator.
     
  5. Noah King

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    I've hear a lot of good things about the STC1000 but I cannot find it in Fahrenheit. Do you know where I could find it
     
  6. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw one in Fahrenheit on amazon.
     
  7. lazy gardener

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    You can find them in farenheit, celcius, and with a toggle switch to go back and forth.
     
  8. Noah King

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    Sounds great! Thank you
     
  9. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The stc 1000 has dual relays, one for heat and one for cool. On single relay models there is usually a delay function to protect compressors when used for cooling. This will also delay the thermostat from switching on when used to heat. This delay will increase the on - off temperature differential somewhat.
     

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